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Fujian Province

Location: Situated on the southeast China coast, Fujian Province is separated by a 180-km strait from Taiwan, the largest island in China

Area: 121,400 sq km

Climate: Fujian has a sub-tropical climate, warm and humid. There is distinct difference in climate between north and south, coastal and inland regions, and valleys and mountains. It has an annual temperature of 17бугн21буC and an annual precipitation of 1,100-2,000 mm, both increasing from northwest to southeast. Typhoons occur frequently from July to September.

provincial capital: Fuzhou

Population: 34.71 millions (March 2001)

Ethnic groups: Han, and the She, Hui and Gaoshan ethinic groups.

Major Cities: Xiamen; Zhangzhou

Agriculture: Fujian's food grain includes mainly rice, sweet potatoes and wheat, and cash crops mainly sugar-cane, peanuts, rapeseed and tobacco. Fujian is one of China's major sugar-cane and tea growers. The Wuyi Mountain Area is famous for its tea. Tangerines, Longans, lichees, bananas, loquats and pineapples are the major fruit of Fujian. Aquaculture is developed along the coast. Tong'an Conty is famous for its lancelets, a rare species of fish, and Pingtan for its laver, a sea vegetable.

Industry: Fujian is rich in coal, iron, tungsten, copper, molybdenum, lead, zinc and rare earth. Shoushan is known for its stone carving, Fuzhou for its bodiless lacquerware and Dehua for its procelain.

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